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Protect Your Fragile Items in our Rigid Plastic Boxes

Does your business sell delicate, breakable items or do you have fragile components for products, or small items that could easily be lost, that need to be shipped? If your products include items that need protective packaging, our rigid plastic boxes can be the perfect solution for shipping, display, and storage. At Alpha Rho we manufacture a variety of rigid plastic boxes —  compartment, hinged, friction fit,  and custom shapes—which are used extensively in multiple industries, such

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Expert Tips for Decluttering and Staying Organized in Your Home & Office

When life is going fast and you’re busy with a multitude of to-do’s, it’s easy to get disorganized and overrun by clutter. Clutter adds to your stress levels, not to mention the time wasted trying to find an item you need. There are many benefits to being organized. In fact, decluttering can do more for your health than you realize like reducing stress and increasing productivity and focus. So how can you get organized quickly

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How Plastic Boxes are Made at Alpha Rho

Wondering how we make rigid plastic boxes at Alpha Rho? Here’s how the magic happens… It all starts with polystyrene resin. In its natural state, polystyrene resin is a clear and rigid material, and is delivered in pellet form to our factory in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The pellets are filled into a hopper and then fed into the barrel of an injection molding machine. Then the pellets are heated by the barrel’s exterior heater bands, which

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The Effect of the Ukraine War on Resin Prices – How will this Affect your Plastic Box Orders?

Skyrocketing inflation, surging gasoline prices, and the rising cost of goods is not expected to come down anytime soon for Americans. According to Reuters, gas prices are the highest in nearly 17 years, and prices are going up at their fastest rate since the early 1980s. In fact, the CPI climbed to 7.9% in February, and this is the biggest annualized growth in CPI inflation since January 1982. The Ukraine War has caused additional volatility

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Does Buying American Really Make a Difference?

With the pandemic, supply chain issues and more, there has been a renewed interest in buying American-made products. According to a survey by the Reshoring Institute, 69.4% of Americans prefer products that are made in the USA, and people would even be willing to pay 20% more for made in the USA products.  Here are 10 reasons to buy American-made products, with info from articles by KoozieGroupBlog.com and FromtheForest.com: 1. Buying American boosts the economy

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Eight Ideas to Show Your Customers Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the U.S. In fact, in 2021 Americans spent about $22 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts and activities. It’s also a great time to show your customers you appreciate them. Here are 8 ideas to show your customers some love this Valentine’s Day: Surprise your customers with a Valentine’s-themed gift such as a small box of chocolates or conversation hearts, or a flower, when they shop

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New Year’s Resolutions for your Business

With the new year approaching, it’s a good time to think about your resolutions – not just personally, but also for your business. Of course, we business owners all want to increase sales next year, but there are other resolutions you can make that will help improve your business and your profits. Here are a few ideas to consider. Show your customers you value them. Focus on providing excellent customer service at your business as well

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10 Ways to Show Your Customers You Appreciate Them This Holiday Season

It’s always a good practice to show customers you appreciate them throughout the year, but the Holidays are a great time to make them feel extra special. Here are 10 ways to show your customers you appreciate them this holiday season. Give them a gift. It can be just for shopping in your store during the Holiday season, or just for being a client. Branded swag is great for this, and it doesn’t have to

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The Supply Chain Crisis Explained

Chances are you’ve heard about the “supply chain crisis” that is being driven by the backup of more than 100 giant container ships off the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. While we believe it’s well-worth the time to read this insightful article from Yahoo Finance to better understand how this situation is affecting our economy with shortages, delays, and ultimately, inflation, we’ve synthesized the article into easily-digestible information bites. Here are some key points from

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